The fact that Virat Kohli is only 102 runs away from reaching 13,000 runs in the one-day format has him aiming for a significant milestone

In anticipation of the second ODI of India’s tour of West Indies, the esteemed former West Indies pacer, Curtly Ambrose, bestowed high praise upon the formidable batter, Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Image source: Twitter)

Describing the Indian stalwart’s playing style as “pleasant to watch,” Ambrose highlighted Kohli’s ability to score swiftly while maintaining a graceful demeanor. The Test series showcased Kohli’s brilliance, as he delivered a scintillating century in the second Test match.

During a candid conversation on YouTube’s “Khul Ke,” Ambrose drew a comparison between Kohli and Rohit Sharma, emphasizing Kohli’s unique approach.

According to the legendary pacer, Kohli may not be considered a “six-hitter” in the conventional sense, yet he possesses the ability to score just as rapidly as those recognized as such. Ambrose hailed Kohli as a wonderful player and a delight to behold on the cricket field.

Despite not getting a chance to bat in the first ODI, Kohli made his presence felt by showcasing his exceptional fielding skills.

He executed a splendid catch to dismiss Romario Shepherd, a notable wicket considering the aggressive shot attempted by the batter. Kohli’s quick reflexes and remarkable agility were on display as he kept low and stretched his right palm to complete the catch.

Looking ahead, Kohli has his sights set on a significant milestone, as he stands a mere 102 runs away from reaching the landmark of 13,000 runs in the one-day format. He currently stands as the fourth-highest run-scorer in the history of ODI cricket, trailing behind illustrious names such as Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, and Ricky Ponting.

As India prepares for the second ODI at the Kensington Oval Barbados, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli, eager to witness his exceptional batting prowess in action once again.

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